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APH: Let's Learn Japanese
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Published: July 29, 2011
Apologies for taking so long to upload this! Anyway, this is the new poster I sold for AX11. I think I have a few extra left...

Definitely the most difficult of the bunch simply because it was nearly double the amount of characters! And because I didn't want to cheat and use already Japanese words for the examples.


This is based off of Himaruya's series Axis Powers Hetalia and (almost) all the words have a direct reference to the manga! Do you lemembe' them arr?

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SenaGosac's avatar
SenaGosac|Student Artist
日本語はとても難しいよ!
;_;
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3kkio|Hobbyist Digital Artist
こんにちは、みんあさん!I am here to inform any, and EVERYONE interested in learning the Japanese language when you have the free time. This tutor group is NON-PROFIT, and is for anyone of any proficiency level. If you would like to join and improve your langauge skills, feel free to join my Edmodo classroom with this code: 2wv5i6 ありがとうございました。(Or use this link: edmo.do/j/26htx5 )
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ElizaNeg3010|Student Traditional Artist
wooooow, now, will start to learn :D
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cookiejoyful's avatar
hey I just saw the Korean one that my friend would have loved now I've found a Japanese one that I love!
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TigerHuntingAtNight's avatar
JAPAN!
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Russia14hackBleach|Hobbyist General Artist
I SEE KURO IN THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER Woohooooo! 
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Tiger610|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:33< i saw you used a few episodes here
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ありがと
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kagami222|Student Filmographer
There is more more う at the end. :) ありがとう
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TheDigitalAbyss's avatar
:) Thanks for the heads up, still learning
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kagami222|Student Filmographer
Keep at it!  がんばって!
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ArthurIglesias|Hobbyist General Artist
I love these! So helpful for beginners and brought to you by the boys from Hetalia!
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echodvcc|Hobbyist General Artist
I wrote out the stuff on this chart, and I'm using it to help me learn Japanese. Thank's for making this. I get that hiragana and katakana came from kanji, but if they are used for word pronunctiation, then why didn't the Japanese never desided to get rid of kanji and start writing in only the other two alphabets? It would be alot easier then having to learn thousands of characters.
ECHODVCC :)
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Well, actually it would be quite difficult to read and understand what is written without kanji. For example, try reading this ははははいしゃ and tne same sentence written with kanji 母は歯医者. Which one is easier to understand?Actually it's easy to read if there is furigana above kanji, but without furigana it's really disastrous. So, we MUST learn kanji.
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kagami222|Student Filmographer
Well they don't use nearly as many as the Chinese have to, I'd say a few hundred would be more than enough to get you through Japanese. XD I don't know for sure why they never changed completely, but you can really read a lot faster with kanji because you are recognizing the shape for a word instead of spelling it out one by one. There are no spaces in Japanese writing separating words, so using kanji is a good way to divide sentence into readable chunks. Also, you must admit that it makes calligraphy a lot prettier!
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Awesome. Do you speak Japanese? I would love to learn it. It sounds very pretty to me! <3
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These are cute. I wish you didn't use Otaku, though. In Japan...It is a bad word (an insult). Also the "ew' in New Year doesn't really have a Yu sound. I really like this.
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cmwriteart|Hobbyist General Artist
I thought otaku wasn't a bad word anymore....
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It is. The only probably is that outside of Japan it has adopted two meanings:

1) Someone that's passionate about a particular hobby
2) Someone who's obsessed with a particular hobby and who has no social life what-so-ever

^_^
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cmwriteart|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks for the clarifcation! :D
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cmwriteart|Hobbyist General Artist
At least that's what I got from a book I was reading.
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kagami222|Student Filmographer
what would you suggest then
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Myfutureis100's avatar
I would suggest Kuma (bear) and Yume (dream). Those are easy words. :)
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kagami222|Student Filmographer
I wanted to avoid Japanese words though, because this was meant for absolute beginners. I think people who don't know Japanese wouldn't know how to pronounce kuma and yume?
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